Rocky Top 2018
- Dec 1 - 2, 2018
- Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States
- 1870 Sports World Blvd Gatlinburg, TN 37738
- Jacob Ambrose
- WCA Delegates
- Jacob Ambrose, Katie Hull, and Seth Talbot
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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 95% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.
Registrations may be deferred due to:
- Not paying
- Incorrect date of births
- Incorrect Names
- The competition being full because the competitor limit is reached
- Failure to register online (no at-the-door registrations will be accepted)
If you are having issues using stripe payments, you can alternatively use paypal. Please contact the organizers if you are experiencing issues.
Registrations must be accepted manually, so if you do not see your name on the competitor's list within a business day, then please contact the organizers to resolve the issue.
If you would like to be assigned staff positions for this competition, please contact the organizers. Staff registrations will be accepted proportionally as the competition fills up. To guarentee a spot in the competition, please pay the registration fee and you will be refunded after the competition.
After the competitor limit has been reached, you may still pay and be put on a waiting list. If you are first on the waitlist and someone cancels their registration, then you will receive an email from the organizers. You must reply to the email and confirm your registration within 24 hours of receiving the email to compete. If no response is heard from you, the next person on the waiting list will be offered your spot. After the competition, all competitors on the waiting list will recieve a refund for the registration cost minus tax.
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|3x3x3 Cube||Yi-Fan Wu (吳亦凡)||7.09||7.42||Taiwan||8.13||7.09||7.31||7.17||7.78|
|2x2x2 Cube||Nicolás Sánchez||1.32||2.10||United States||2.86||1.85||2.75||1.32||1.70|
|4x4x4 Cube||Katie Hull||29.46||30.34||United States||31.45||29.94||32.59||29.62||29.46|
|6x6x6 Cube||Yi-Fan Wu (吳亦凡)||1:45.64||1:58.04||Taiwan||1:46.30||1:45.64||2:22.18|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Connor Yungbluth||1:23.91||DNF||United States||DNF||DNF||1:23.91|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Kieran Dizon||12.08||12.87||United States||13.49||13.05||12.08||16.21||12.08|
|Clock||Daniel Mullen||6.08||6.77||United States||6.25||6.08||6.76||7.54||7.29|
|Megaminx||Katie Hull||53.11||1:02.65||United States||53.11||1:04.20||1:01.60||1:02.15||1:05.75|
|Pyraminx||Harsha Paladugu||3.01||3.77||United States||4.22||3.70||3.01||4.04||3.57|
|Skewb||Sean Skinner||4.24||4.68||United States||4.24||4.46||4.61||8.49||4.98|
|Square-1||Connor Yungbluth||9.84||13.69||United States||10.92||13.75||16.40||24.69||9.84|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Raymond Goslow||6:58.57||DNF||United States||DNF||DNF||6:58.57|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Raymond Goslow||12:25.00||DNF||United States||DNF||12:25.00||DNS|
|3x3x3 With Feet||Kieran Dizon||29.59||33.92||United States||33.67||37.18||29.59||33.10||35.00|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||5:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00|
|6x6x6 Cube||Final||Bo1 / Mo3||10:00.00||1 attempt to get < 4:30.00|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||20:00.00 cumulative *||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||15:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 40.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Clock||First round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Megaminx||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||5:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:30.00|
|Pyraminx||First round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 48 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Skewb||First round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Square-1||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 40.00|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:40:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:40:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
|3x3x3 With Feet||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||5:00.00||2 attempts to get < 3:00.00||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 75% advance to next round|
You are viewing the schedule for the venue Rocky Top Sports World.
The schedule is displayed in the timezone America/Adak.
Schedule for Saturday (December 01, 2018)
Schedule for Sunday (December 02, 2018)
- Please try to arrive at least 30 minutes early for the events you are competing in to ensure that you are on time for that event.
- We will use regulation 9p3) as much as we can. So if you do not arrive to compete by the time the event is ending, your spot may be given up the next competitor in the rankings.
- It would be wonderful if we could get some volunteer help from either the competitors or the parents. Judging is a super simple task and any staff member can teach anyone at any time. Judge for however long you'd feel like. It's an excellent way to make the time fly by!
- 5x5 is a tenative event! We will hold it if there is extra time throughout the day.
- Your delegates for this competition are Jacob Ambrose and Katie Hull. Ask them if you have any questions throughout the day!
- Please try to arrive early to watch the new competitor introduction at 9:15am Saturday. If you won't be there on Saturday then please ask a staff member whenever you arrive to give you a rundown of how the competing process will work.
- Additionally you can watch Kit Clement's WCA Competitor Tutorial video.
- Please be familiar with all of WCA's regulations, most importantly Article A. If you have any questions about the regulations, feel free to ask us.
- In each event we will have rounds. We will take the top competitors onto the subsequent rounds. After a round is completed results will be entered into CubeComps (linked above). Your name will be highlighted if you made it to the next round.
- Each round will be divided into groups to help them run more efficiently. We will call the groups in order, along with a last call during the last group. Please come bring your puzzle up and wait in the competitor waiting area when your group is called. We are allowed to deny you the ability to compete if you do not come up by the last call.
Rocky Top Sports World
1870 Sports World Blvd
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
The competition will be held in The Rock.
We will be using 2 of the basket ball courts. in the main gym.
Parking is $5.00 a day per car. It is conviently located near the building. Attendants will point you in the correct direction.
Please use this link to Book a Hotel through Rocky Top Sports World.
Using this link will help the competition! Please book early as it's a busy weekend in Gatlinbrg. This link is avaliable until November 16th.
All Information on this tab regarding Cutoffs, Time Limits, Proceeding Competitors, and Number of Rounds are approximations and will be updated 1 week before the competition.
|Event||Round||Format||Cutoff Time||Time Limit||Competitors|
|3x3x3 Cube||Round 1||Ao5||5:00|
|Round 2||Ao5||5:00||Top 75%|
|4x4x4 Cube||Combined Final||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00||5:00|
|5x5x5 Cube||Tentative||Bo2 / Ao5||2:30||5:00|
|6x6x6 Cube||Combined Final||Bo1 / Mo3||4:30||10:00|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Round 1||Bo3||20:00C||Noisy*|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Combined First||Bo2 / Ao5||0:40||1:30|
|3x3x3 With Feet||Combined First||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00||5:00|
|Tentative Round 2**||Ao5||5:00||Top 75%|
|Megaminx||Combined Final||Bo2 / Ao5||2:30||5:00|
|Round 2||Ao5||1:00||Top 48|
|Square-1||Combined Final||Bo2 / Ao5||0:40||1:30|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:40:00C w/ 5BLD***|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:40:00C w/ 4BLD***|
Format- Ao5 = Average of 5 (where the best and worst solves are not counted in the average), Mo3 = Mean of 3, Mo2 = Mean of 2, Bo3 = Best of 3, Bo2 = Best of 2, Bo1 = Best of 1
Cutoff- Rounds with a cutoff will have an additional best of 2 (best of 1 for 6x6) format where competitors will have 2 attempts to achieve a time under the cutoff. If the comeptitor does then they will be awarded more attempts to compelete the average.
Cumulative Limit(C)- The total time allowed for all attempts combined.
Time Limit - Any attempt in the round exceeding this time will be awarded a DNF. For "WCA" Time limits, it is dependent on the regulations for that event.
* = For 3x3 BLD Round 1 will be held in a noisy enviroment. We will not be asking the audience to be quiet during this time. For 3x3 BLD Final we will be enforcing a quiet enviroment.
** = For Feet, if we have 16 or more competitors in Round 1, we will have an additional round of Feet.
*** = For 4BLD and 5BLD the cumulative limit will apply to both events at the same time. So you will have 1 hour 40 minutes for all 6 attempts.
The Number of Competitors moving on to the subsequent rounds may change based on if the competition is ahead or behind schedule.
Team BLD is an unofficial event where 2 competitors will work together to solve a 3x3x3 Cube. One of the team members will be the "solver": they will be blindfolded and allowed to preform moves on the cube. The other team member will be the "caller": they will not be allowed to touch the cube, but can tell the other team member what to do.
There will be an inspection period of 15 seconds where the team can use as much of or as little of inspect that they like. The solver must be blindfolded during this time, the caller is allowed to touch the cube. All normal solving procedures will occur after that.
After solve 1 the solver and the caller MUST switch their roles for solve 2. The rankings are based on the mean of the 2 attempts.
Day 1 Saturday 12/1
|8:00 - 8:30||Set-Up|
|8:30 - 9:15||Feet Round 1|
|9:15 - 9:30||New Competitor Introduction|
|9:30 - 10:30||Pyra Round 1|
|10:30 - 11:30||6x6 Final|
|11:30 - 12:30||3BLD Round 1 - Noisy|
|11:30 - 12:30||Lunch|
|12:30 - 1:45||4x4 Final|
|1:45 - 2:45||Mega Final|
|2:45 - 3:35||OH Round 1|
|3:35 - 4:30||Square-1 Final|
|4:30 - 5:00||Team BLD Final|
|5:00 - 7:00||4BLD / 5BLD - Quiet Time|
Day 2 Sunday 12/2
|9:00 - 10:00||Skewb Round 1|
|10:00 - 10:40||Pyra Round 2|
|10:40 - 11:30||Clock Round 1|
|11:30 - 12:00||Tentative Feet Round 2|
|12:15 - 12:30||Feet Final|
|11:30 - 12:30||Lunch|
|12:30 - 1:45||3x3 Round 1|
|1:45 - 2:00||Skewb Final|
|2:00 - 2:15||OH Final|
|2:15 - 2:30||Pyra Final|
|2:30 - 3:00||Clock Final|
|3:00 - 4:00||3x3 Round 2|
|4:00 - 5:00||2x2 Final|
|5:00 - 5:15||3BLD Final|
|5:15 - 5:30||3x3 Final|
|5:30 - 6:00||Awards/Clean-Up|
We will revise the Schedule 1 week prior to the competition to reflect the number of people competing.
All times are tentative and subject to change if we are ahead or behind schedule.
We may add rounds of events if we run far ahead of schedule.
If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline A1a2++).
The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).
The format describes how to determine the ranking of competitors based on their results. The list of allowed formats per event is described in Regulation 9b. See Regulation 9f for a description of each format.